Red and blue fruits to reduce heart disorder.
- Cardio protective effects of anthocyanins.
Red and blue fruits such as strawberries and blueberries contain specific plant pigments called anthocyanins. They belong to a parent class of molecules called flavonoids. These plant secondary metabolites can significantly reduce the risk of myocardial infarction or heart attack. The disorder occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked for a long time; part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies.
- The study was conducted by Eric B. Rimm, ScD and colleagues, of Harvard University. They compared and observed women who consumed more than three servings of strawberries or blueberries each week. In the final study, growing evidence supports the beneficial effects of dietary flavonoids on endothelial function and blood pressure. Flavonoids might be more likely than other dietary factors to lower the risk of coronary heart disease in predominantly young women.